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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The king of the abbey beers. It is amber-gold and pours with a deep head and original aroma, delivering a complex, full bodied flavour. Pure enjoyment! Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Temp: 8-10C)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
Bright, cloudy golden-amber colour w/ good carbonation. Generous, fluffy white head. Nice lace. Yeasty & fruity aroma of banana, orange, pear, orange w/ some grassy hop notes. Firm, juicy, dry feel. Yeasty & fruity flavour that starts out sweet then gives way to a slight sourness. The finish is dry & peppery, leaving some herbal notes on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2004
orange murky apperance with a floral/citrus aroma. light body with a very nice balance of yeast,hops,and malts.flavor sticks around for a while after the swill.very smooth and pretty damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2004
This triple pours with an orange-gold body topped by a thick, fizzy, off-white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity (orange) with a faint spiciness and a touch of sourness. The flavor is sweet and fruity (orange) with a slight sugar note, a little tin note and a slight spiciness. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry with a slight tingle on the tongue.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
pours golden, with a slightly swet flavor & a flat finish. The ending was disappointing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2004
10.04.04 750 bottle that almost took my thumb off when I opened it. A rosey gold pour with small to medium white head, as tripels go. Aromas fresh, grapey, and light, but deeply vinous complexity. Clove and vanilla. Flavors are mild, little to no spicey bite. More grapes. Tingly and crisp eff. Overall, somewhat bland as Belgian trips go, but enjoyable nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Appearance: lovely, bright apricot color, with a mountainous, lush, pillowy cloud of lacey white foam. Pretty, and impressive. Aroma: sparkles with sugar and spice, soft but pungent and substantive, hints of citrus and other fruits. Great, buzzing hops greet the tongue, bright, tasty, fruity, dazzling! Excellent texture: a golden mouth-flooding flavor matches the golden color! Taste goes on and on, a persistent and prominent sweetness continues, and aids considerably in the flavor and overall experience. Bodys a bit on the light side, but full of yeast, and an amble helping of malt. A sparkling, tingling sensation dances on the tastebuds with each and every sip, resonating through the mouth. Light spiciness continues on the palate. Everything in this tripel is a bit light and moderate, while still stretching towards the sublime! I almost didnt want any beer tonight, but made the commitment with this 750ml bottle. I wont be getting up early in the morning, but it would have been worth it. A very fine abbey tripel!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Big bottle outdoors at N 3rd. Two of these babies with 4 lbs of chicken wings on a beautiful late summer evening. Great pop on opening, thick foamy lasting head, gorgeous glassware. Sweet, rich, flowery flavor - a hint of spice, just yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2004
One that has always been around and I dont know why Ive never rated it. Opened like a cork gun Straw colored, slightly hazy, pours with a frothy head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is yeasty very bread like, fruity like bananas mixed with dandelions. Flavor is very sweet with a tinge of bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2004
Bottle, bought in Belgium. 330ml, served in a chalice. Wonderfully sweet and malty with some rather crude bitterness and well covered alcohol. Pleasent yeast, floral and light spice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8083) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
Golden with small white bubbles. Aromas are sweet grain, yeast, fruit and spice. Flavours are fruity, dry and yeasty with spicy hops and good bitterness. Has a nice foam in the mouth palate. Comes with warming alcohol.


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